food, friends, japan, odaiba, Tokyo, travel, tsukiji market

Tokyo Day 5 – Tsukiji Fish Market & GIANT GUNDAM

It was our 3rd last day in Tokyo (2nd last full day) and we still had much we wanted to do. As we were not able to fit it all into our agenda, we decided to cut out the shopping (as we’ve shopped quite a bit to the point the credit cards had to come out) and focus on the tourist activities.

We originally intended to go to Tsukiji Market at 4am. Yes, 4 AM which is when you must arrive to be able to view the fish auction!! I saw it once on TV and it looked pretty fun so I definitely wanted to see it in person!  That plan got pushed aside almost immediately as we started to lose our jetlag, stay out later, and sleep in. We ended up arriving around lunchtime. Supposedly, there is an inner (better one) and outer market, but we had lots of difficulty even finding the “market” that we just stuck to whichever we found. To this day I still don’t know which one it is…probably outer.  My hairstylist in Toronto suggested for me to go to “Sushi Big” because that’s the one he likes, but it had a very long line. After much deliberation, we ended up picking one that had a cute old man out front as the greeter.

It was one of the best meals I had in Japan and definitely worth every penny! I guess this is why Tsukiji Market is such a huge tourist attraction.

After lunch we quickly headed to Odaiba where the giant LIFE SIZED GUNDAM was at.

As I barely watched Gundam Wing even, I knew nothing about gundams and purely took pictures of what looked cool and the “prettier” gundams. We didn’t have much time in Odaiba as we made plans for the evening with Nico & Juan so we just did a bit of shopping before heading back to Shibuya.

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